Newsletter 826

by Meg Strong

Koigu ~ A Brand New Shipment Plus Project Ideas, Ideas, Ideas!

We just received a glorious restock of Koigu’s KPPPM (Painter's Palette Premium Merino)! Koigu is arguably one of the OG-est of hand-painted yarns and its influence is undeniable. This incredible, hand-painted, 100% Merino wool fingering weight yarn offers a vast range of brilliant, variegated shades that lend themselves to absolutely stunning projects, like shawls, scarves and socks. We absolutely adore the Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf, Barb's Koigu Ruffle Scarf and the Stay on Baby Booties, all shown using Koigu KPPPM -- and we have samples of all three of those in the shop!

The Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf requires three skeins of Koigu to achieve a similar effect shown here; choose skeins that when combined utilize as many different colors as possible. Our sample utilizes a skein that is mostly pinks, a skein that has loads of blues and another skein that is primarily yellow and green. The magic of the linen stitch is that it'll blend all of those varying colors harmoniously.

Barb's Koigu Ruffle Scarf uses two skeins of Koigu worked lengthwise and has always been one of our favorite shop models. It's ffortless to style, and TRUST US when we tell you that you'll receive zillions of compliments Beyond adorable.

These Stay-On Baby Booties require one skein and the ribbed cuff and tie help them stay on even the most active of little feet. Little ties slipped through a row of eyelets keep these booties on, even during a good kick! We like the simplicity of twisted cord or crocheted chain ties, but you can embellish them with beautiful ribbons to bump up 
the “awwww” factor at baby showers.

Shop Koigu HERE!

Hey Hey Hey, Let's Crochet: A Beginning Crochet Class!

In this class, you'll be introduced to how to tension your yarn, the chain stitch, the single crochet stitch, double crochet, half double crochet, and triple crochet stitches all while making this cowl!

The Posey Cowl is designed for beginner crocheters as a skill builder project. It takes the basic crochet stitches and gives you practice with them before combining them in decorative crochet motifs. This is a three-session class and you'll need to be able to make all three dates; June 8th, 15th and 22nd from 10am until noon.

Check those schedules and call to register, 615-354-1007!

Already know how to crochet and want to make the Posey Cowl? Kendall has you covered and you'll find the pattern HERE! You'll need two skeins of Malabrigo Chunky to make your cowl; you can find that HERE!

Socks on Two Circs Class!

Leah is once again offering her incredibly popular Beginning Socks class! In addition to guiding you through how to knit a sock, Leah will introduce you to working with TWO circular knitting needles, a technique that allows you to work smaller-circumference projects with ease...and you'll be able to apply that knowledge to future projects like sweater sleeves and hat crown decreases. This is a three-session class and you'll need to be able to make all three dates; June 9th from 3pm-5pm, June 16th from 2pm-5pm and June 30th from 3pm-5pm.

Check those schedules and call to register, 615-354-1007!